Today’s Headlines: Tinubu Capable, Obi Not Destined To Be Pres.–Ohanaeze, OBJ Speaks About Nigeria
Tinubu Capable, Obi Not Destined To Be President In 2023 – Ohanaeze
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, has said the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is not destined to win the February 25 presidential election.
Source: Daily Trust
In a congratulatory statement to the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday, the Director-General, of Implementation and Strategic Planning, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, Ambassador Tony said Obi can fulfill his presidential ambition later but not in 2023.
“Tinubu is capable, and we have no doubt in his capacity to ensure the continuity of the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, which are apparent, indisputably correct, and will continue to stand as good legacies for generations of leaders to come. “This Igbo umbrella body will continue to remember Obi, former governor of Anambra State, as one who, despite all odds, labored hard to actualize a Nigerian president from the Igboland. However, God has not destined it to happen in 2023.
God didn’t create Nigeria to be poor – Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, said it is not the intention of God for Nigeria to be a poor country, saying the situation of the country should be blamed on its political leadership.
Source: Punch papers
He said it was lamentable that Nigeria had not taken advantage of science and technology to attain self-sufficiency in food production. The former president stated this at a lecture organized to mark his 86th birthday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He said, “God has created Nigeria for a great purpose. At independence, the world did not refer to Nigeria as a giant in Africa, no, they referred to Nigeria as a giant in the sun; Nigeria was more than a giant in Africa, it was a giant in the sun. But not only have we not been giants in the sun, but we also have not even been giants in Africa. Some people called us giants with clay feet.
Three suspects kill Anambra man over N1,600
The Anambra State Police Command has launched a manhunt for three suspects for allegedly stabbing a man, identified simply as Chikodili, to death during a disagreement over N1,600 in Ogidi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Source: Punch papers
PUNCH Metro gathered that until his death, Chikodili, who hailed from Ebonyi State, was a scrap dealer at Tarzan Junction along the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, Nkpor, in Idemili North LGA. It was learned that the Chikodili was with the suspects when an argument ensued over the sharing of the N1,600 ensued among them.
An eyewitness, who refused to disclose his name to our correspondent for security reasons, said the argument degenerated and in the process, one of the suspects allegedly stabbed the victim to death. The eyewitness said, “The deceased and the suspects earlier had a prolonged argument at their place of work over the sharing formula of N1,600 which prompted the intervention of a master trader before the disagreement was temporarily resolved.
Rigging claims: Kaigama cautions against judicial blackmail
Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, has admonished the political class to allow the judiciary to perform its constitutional functions, saying God above was watching how the courts will perform.
Kaigama gave the admonition yesterday in his sermon at St. Augustine Church, Lugbe, Abuja, following claims of manipulation in the results of last weekend’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. He acknowledged the critical role the judiciary plays in averting crises through the dispensation of justice during disputes and advised politicians not to be blinded by the desire to wield power.
Kaigama also cautioned judicial officers to strive to be impartial and courageous in upholding the truth, which he noted was significant in the delivery of justice. He said: “We concluded our presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday. Those not satisfied with the results are heading to the courts. “Let the courts do their work with the greatest sense of justice. God above is watching how the courts; the hope of the common man and woman will perform.